Potentially gearing up for a larger event, I was contacted to do a concept design for a flyer that would serve as a marketing effort for a water pong tournament. The tournament would have been a non-profit event benefiting the local university’s baseball team. Though this event never was put into action, the end result turned out to be well liked and a good solution to the given request.
To promote her company and get a foot in the door, I was asked by my mom to make a website for Hair by Diane. I wanted to create a modern look to the site yet keep the charm that her shop has.
The layout is simple, but effective bringing together all of the information in a way that is direct and easy to communicate. Bringing in two photos from iStockphoto, the background flower and model, I created the stacks below to display the text. Supplementing the site is a featured blog that will eventually grow into a wealth of information written by Diane dealing with hair and beauty.
Getting in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day and more specifically, State Patty’s Day, I decided to create a background for my phone.
320×480 – Made for an iPhone, not sure what other device resolutions are
Mannings is a TV, furniture, and appliances store owned and managed by my grandfather. He has had this store for over 50 years and has never owned a business card. I figured it was about time he got one!
For his card, I was debating having his face and portrait as the back, but figured the front of his building with his company name on it would match his taste a little better. With that, I took his current company logo, freshened it up a bit, and provided his requested information finally ending with his locally known slogan, “Cross over the bridge!”
Next, I’m hoping I can help him understand the potential expansion with having his name on the web!
Hair By Diane is a recent start-up salon created by my mother. Prior to this salon and between other career fields, she has had over 25 years of personal experience owning and running a salon. She finally came to a point where she could re-open her salon and stick to her passion. As I had a bit of time on my hand, I was readily available to go to work for her.
Starting with her logo, I wanted to create something that would showcase her talent and personal style. I developed an illustration of a hair brush meanwhile incorporating the word hair into the bristles. The two logos below differentiate slightly with the word hair, where with the black and white logo it lacked a variety of color and needed to be visible from a great distance so I excluded the lower bristles in order to make the word stand out. This was unneeded in the color variation, so I left that as is.
She also wanted a business card to brand the logo onto giving her the opportunity to pass it out to quickly spread word. For the back, I chose a hair brush that was similar to the logo having thin bristles with ball points. After personally taking the photo, I manipulated the temperature of the image to match more closely to the color scheme she wanted. On the front, I marked it with her logo and the details she needed presented.